Symbolism: Chrysanthemums generally symbolize longevity, fidelity, joy and optimism. Specific colours may hold other meanings as well:
- Red: love and deep passion
- Yellow: neglected love or sorrow
- White: loyalty and honesty
- Violet: get well soon
Birth Month: November
Description: Chrysanthemums (also called “mums”) are showy, many-branched plants with large, single or double flowers at the end of each stem. Double flowers resemble pompons, while single ones look like daisies. They come in a vast range of colours, including every shade except blue.
Named after: The name chrysanthemum is derived from the Greek words chryos, meaning “gold”, and anthemon, meaning “flower”.
Latin/Scientific name: Chrysanthemum
Native to: East Asia and northeastern Europe, with most species originating from East Asia and the center of diversity in China.
Flowering period: Chrysanthemums are fall flowers that bloom from late summer into early winter depending upon zone.
Vase life: 7 to 14 days, or even longer depending on the variety
Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Chrysanthemums are often used as a focal point or main accent in floral arrangements and bouquets, adding a touch of classic beauty and tradition to various designs, such as our Melissa arrangement.
When in stock in our shops: Year-round